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2011-05-11 07:30:00

BEIJING, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Distance Education Holdings Limited (NYSE: DL) ("CDEL" or the "Company"), a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education, today announced that TSTUDY CO. LTD., ("TSTUDY"), an integrated education technology company and an affiliate of Time Education, one of the largest private education companies in Korea, has granted the Company the exclusive distribution right for its proprietary digital...

2011-04-18 08:00:00

BEIJING, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- ChinaEdu Corporation (NASDAQ: CEDU) ("ChinaEdu" or "the Company"), a leading educational services provider in China, announced the celebration of the 15th anniversary of its 101 Online School, held at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on April 12, 2011. At the celebration, officials from the National Center for Education Technology, leading education industry experts as well as teachers from the most prestigious middle schools in Beijing...

2011-01-12 08:30:00

SAN DIEGO and NEW DELHI, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Educomp Solutions Limited and Zeebo Inc. today announced the proposed formation of a new joint venture in India and shared their plans to introduce a version of Zeebo's 3G-connected education and entertainment system specifically for the Indian market in 2011. Zeebo India* will be a joint venture of Zeebo Inc., a Qualcomm funded company; Educomp Solutions Limited (Educomp), India's leading education company; and Lakshya Digital,...

2010-10-12 08:02:00

BEIJING, and NEW DELHI, India, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Distance Education Holdings Limited (NYSE: DL) ("CDEL" or the "Company"), a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education, and Educomp Solutions ("Educomp"), India's largest education company, today announced an agreement whereby Educomp, through its Singapore subsidiary AsknLearn Pte., has granted CDEL exclusive rights to license and distribute Educomp's Smart Class(R), Edulearn...

2010-04-30 16:32:00

Innovative new school would be Michigan's first public virtual charter school GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Virtual Charter Academy (MVCA) announced today that it received unanimous approval from Grand Valley State University's Board of Trustees to serve students across the state beginning next school year. MVCA would be Michigan's first public virtual charter school. The school plans to serve 400 students in grades K-8 in its first year. In...

2009-11-04 07:30:00

SALVADOR, Brazil, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, at its fifth annual Worldwide Innovative Education Forum (IEF), Microsoft Corp. is celebrating the impressive work that teachers and school leaders from around the world are doing to help every student realize his or her full potential. In addition, Microsoft is announcing the launch one of the world's largest networks for educators at http://www.partnersinlearningnetwork.com. (Logo:...

2009-06-01 08:00:00

FLVA exceeds state averages; continues to be top performing public virtual school in the state JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Students at the K12 Florida Virtual Academy (FLVA) - one of the state's two full-time K-8 online public school programs - posted strong scores on the 2009 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests (FCAT), according to results released last week by the Florida Department of Education. For the sixth year in a row, the percent of K12 Florida Virtual...

2008-08-11 12:00:00

By Shamni Pande It's simpler than elementary math, really. The next wave of great entrepreneurial activity in India is going to be centered around education. India's 75,000 private schools account for just 7 per cent of total institutions and enrol 90 million students. Of course, there's a slightly larger universe of children, about 129 million, who go to public schools. Still, that leaves 142 million students who are not in the system yet, says a CLSA report on education. Game for more...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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